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swing

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1 to change one's course or direction

  • thinking that we were being followed, we abruptly swung to the left at the next intersection
  • swing right at James St.
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2 to change the course or direction of (something)

  • at the sound of gunfire, the cavalry officer swung his horse around and galloped rapidly back to the fort
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3 to deal with (something) usually skillfully or efficiently

  • a man whoʼs able to swing two full-time jobs
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Phrases Synonymous with swing

come to grips with, have a grip on

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4 to move (something) in a curved or circular path on or as if on an axis

  • he swung the bat as hard as he could but he missed the ball
  • donʼt let the wind swing that gate shut
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5 to place on an elevated point without support from below

  • beach towels swung up to dry on the lifeguardʼs high chair
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6 to have enough money for

  • I don't think that we can swing that hefty a mortgage
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Synonym Discussion of swing

swing, wave, flourish, brandish, thrash mean to wield or cause to move to and fro or up and down. swing implies regular or uniform movement.
    • swing the rope back and forth
wave usually implies smooth or continuous motion.
    • waving the flag
flourish suggests vigorous, ostentatious, graceful movement.
    • flourished the winning lottery ticket
brandish implies threatening or menacing motion.
    • brandishing a knife
thrash suggests vigorous, abrupt, violent movement.
    • an infant thrashing his arms about


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